My Juneathon exercise du jour was all upper body workout. An hour of steady kayaking, to work the arms, shoulders & upper back. And 2 hours of yakking, for the neck, jaws & soul. I did this with a friend who has a lovely lake house only 20 min. away. Her husband was working today, while mine had gone hiking with a friend. Sunny & 90°F, a perfect summer Sunday for 2 pals to catch up over breakfast, then kayaking, followed by more chitty-chat while lounging in tubes on the water :-)
I also did 10 min. of boring but necessary rehab stretches for my hip flexor/quadricep injury. Did my icing & Ibuprofen also. And I set my new goals for Juneathon:
1.) Do a variety of rehab-approved exercise daily while I heal & hope to run again before the end of the month!
2.) Recommit to implementing a “training diet” of 1,450 cal/day from mostly fruits, veggies, lean protein & whole grains, to maximize my energy & minimize body fat. That starts tomorrow, since I just had a last-hurrah scoop of Rocky Road ice cream, HA!
3.) Focus on more yoga while I wait to run again. Stretching everything, not just my hip & quad, will be good for me, as will the stress-reduction benefit. In summer, I tend to let yoga slide in favor of more outdoor running, biking & hiking. While I recover, more yoga might help my patience with injury downtime.
4.) Aim for 7 to 8 hrs. of sleep per night (instead of 4 to 6). That should be particularly challenge, in the face of this month’s endless blog-writing & blog-reading!
If you were following me during Janathon, some of these items should look familiar from my 2013 New Year’s resolutions. Gosh, I hope this hip injury resolves quickly.